Archive: 2014

Print on Prescription

The Conversation Station – formerly known as Print on Prescription. Double Elephant has run printmaking workshops with adults with mental health problems for several years. Our last project was called Print on Prescription or POP – whereby mental health service users could be referred to printmaking by their GPs. Here is a short film about […]

Final Prison Visit

Our last workshop today with prisoners in HMP Dartmoor. Here’s a taste of prints they made : Quite an eclectic collection of prints. I worked on the project with Double Elephant Outreach Coordinator Suzanne Ross – it was fun – with lots of back chat and banter with the prisoners. Several of the men had […]

Progress meeting

Met today at Spike Print in Bristol for an update with the ‘Redefining Print’ artists :- Mark Leahy – http://markleahy.net/,  Clare Thornton – http://clarethornton.com/ and  katy Connor – http://www.katyconnor.com/. Bryony Gillard  – http://bryonykategillard.blogspot.co.uk/ wasn’t able to make it – but good for her, she was successful in her interview to curate an event at Tate St Ives. […]

DEPW course in Kitchen Litho

Six participants on our Kitchen Litho course and some fine results. I am learning all the time with this process. At first it seems so easy and immediate – drawing onto foil, immersion in coke and straight to print can take minutes. But, to get the best results requires a real finesse and skill – […]

David Shrigley

Went to a talk by David Shrigley at Exeter Phoenix. He’s selecting for the Exeter Contemporary. At the end of the talk, encouraged by  one of the Conversation Station team I asked if he would support the project with some of his images – perfect for getting the conversations going with humour. He said yes […]

HMP Dartmoor

Started a 6 week printing course with the over 50’s in HMP Dartmoor this week. It’s a Devon Guild of Craftsmen / Big hand Little Hand  Project http://www.crafts.org.uk/ Entitled “Freehand” -it will be delivered between March 2014 and April 2015. Freehand will result in an exhibition of mixed media craft and design, made by individuals […]

Redefining Print

Redefining Print – And they’re off! Redefining Print is the name for Double Elephant’s new 2 year project, which will examine and explore the nature of printmaking today. We LOVE printmaking and we want it to be used and explored by all artists, not just those who are trained and practiced in printmaking. Printmaking has […]

Installation of finished work

Finally, after a long blog absence, the finished work for Eliot and Fielding wards at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital. This coincides with an exhibition of the ‘Forget Everything’ prints which come from Franklyn Hospital – see earlier posts. The new work for the hospital is on the theme of Butterflies and Moths making an oblique […]

Caterpillars

Started on the background images for the framed work at Musgrove Park…looks a bit rough but the essence in this is layers – these caterpillar and butterfly drawings will make a coloured backdrop in the frames over which will lie all sorts of references and images of moths and butterflies. To be continued…

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